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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Secession? Really?


I've been reading with interest about all these petitions going around from people who want their states to secede from the union. Of course we all know this is not going to happen but for the sake of argument lets just suppose it did happen and a group of states peacefully broke away and formed a nation which I will call the "New Confederacy". Let us for a moment think of some of the challenges encountered by the New Confederacy.

Internal Bickering

Even if a split occurred we still would live in a 50/50 country. About half would be makers and the other half would be takers. I am sure the takers in the seceding states would be outraged, not wishing to see the gravy train cut off as their state broke away from Obama's America. I suppose some kind of mass migration could be arranged with the takers moving to the People's Republic of Obama and the makers moving to the New Confederacy.

What form of gubment?

OK, so several states break away. What form of gubment would we see arise for the New Confederacy? Would each state remain more or less sovereign? Would there be any type of a central power? Remember this was tried for a while under the Articles of Confederation, but this was quickly replaced by the Constitution. I can see the same path for the New Confederacy. Unless states rights and sovereignty are upheld, the new nation would develop a new cancer of a central power which would grow and tax and control the states. Over time we would see a devolution into the mess we call the federal gubment today.

The spoils

What about the people in the New Confederacy who have been enslaved by Social Security and Medicare? Would these programs manage to continue? Would there be a dividing of entitlement resources between the People's Republic of Obama and the New Confederacy? Oh, wait, there's not any real money, just debt. Those programs are broke. But there is the 16 trillion dollars of debt that I guess could be divided between the two nations. What would happen to all the assets of private investors? Would Obama try to seize the assets of people living in the New Confederacy? He's gonna need money to continue his social programs and entitlements after the makers depart.

National Defense

How about a dividing of the military assets between the two nations? If you're in the US Navy and your home state secedes, would you suddenly be in the Navy of the New Confederacy? How would that work exactly? What about nuclear weapons? Obama wants to get rid of all of them. Why not just give the nukes to the seceding states? How about equal numbers of troops, planes, tanks, and ships for each side? Think it would work out that way? Nah, me neither....

Immigration

Let's suppose that over time the New Confederacy somehow managed to get on its feet, promoted the ideas of states rights, small central gubment, free markets, and the actual creation of wealth and prosperity. I have a feeling we'd start to see mass immigration from the People's Republic of Obama. Remember though, they are still TAKERS and are wanting a piece of the pie from the MAKERS living in the New Confederacy. Immigration would be a big problem for the new nation.

Conclusion

So I'm just smiling at all the people excited about this idea of secession. They are frustrated with the turn the country has taken and want something different, but I don't think many of them have thought of the consequences of a dissolution of the United States. In fact the federal gubment is so large and intrusive that I'm afraid it is much like an inoperable cancer that will continue to grow and consume everything it touches until one day the nation will indeed collapse, and what then? What if anything will rise from the ashes?

In 1861, huge challenges were faced by the Confederacy. Even if that new nation had survived the war, it's long term success would have been problematic. Issues of debt and slavery would have remained, tearing at the Confederacy from within. States' rights and autonomy were already becoming an issue as the CSA conscripted southern citizens into service to fight against the north and the central gubment tried to negotiate with foreign powers for financial and military assistance. Back then the US gubment was not nearly as powerful as it is today, but even then, the idea of secession was nearly an impossible task.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Watcher’s Council Nominations – Autumn Leaves Edition


Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday.
Council News:
First off, I’d like to mention that the city of Sderot, Israel has been under attack for several days. While the rocket attacks have stopped for now, the ongoing assault in these brave people continues.
I urge you to read the Gates of Vienna post down as a Watcher’s pick this week. There’s a link therein where you can, if you wish, donate some money to help in the relief efforts.They can use it.
This week, Ask Marion, Crazy Bald Guy, Liberty’s Spirit and The Pirate’s Cove took advantage of my generous offer of link whorage and earned honorable mention status.
You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.
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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Surviving Another 4 Years

I was telling sweet Wifey that I just don't think I can stand to see Obama's ugly mug on the TV. Nor can I stand to listen to his smug, condescending orations on a daily basis.

We have decided that the best course of action is to watch a whole lot less TV and pay much less attention to politics. The country is on a permanent downhill course and we have done our best to stop it, all to no avail. Maybe I'll just take a quick look at the Drudge Report and leave it at that.

I'm thinking that many more long motorcycle rides and many more long trips to lots of interesting places over the next 4 years are the solution. So if you experience many days of static from Right Truth and the Grouch, fear not. We are just out enjoying life and not looking at or listening to Obama.

Reflections on the Election

Well, my friend, Neal Boortz was sadly correct. Obama won a second term. I think there are a number of reasons for this. First I was interested to see that the Republican turnout was actually less for Romney than it was for McCain in 2008. I was surprised to hear this especially after Fox News kept telling us about the huge Romney rallies and the anemic support Obama was getting.

This tells me something different though, namely, Republican voters were not very excited about their candidate. Hmmmm, I wasn't very excited either, in fact for the longest I thought I was going to stay home. Looks like a lot of people on the right did stay home. I was angry and disgusted that we once again had to settle for another RINO forced upon us by the establishment, and we did, and many stayed home. So sad.

This is not to say that Romney did not run a decent campaign. He did. He certainly looked qualified to be president and would likely have done a pretty good job. We'll never know. So what will we see in 2016? Will we be handed another RINO who's turn has come up, or will we have a real firebrand conservative that the voters can really get behind? Sadly I think the former. I listened yesterday as some of the same old Fox News pundits were already talking about how the Republican party was going to have to transform itself and prepare itself for the "browning of America". Another declared that we were going to have to stop talking about abortion. In other words we're going to have to compromise our conservative principles if we expect to survive politically. I'm of the opinion that nothing could be further from the truth.

According to most, the big issue of this election was the economy. Over half the voters still believe that our economic situation is George Bush's fault and evidently do not hold Obama accountable. The Obama campaign and the lame stream media did a very good job of perpetuating this silly notion and casting Romney as an evil, rich, uncaring venture capitalist. Who is Obama going to blame at the end of the next 4 years?

Finally, I believe we have reached a tipping point in America. The have-nots now outnumber the haves. People want free stuff. People want to be coddled and cared for by the gubment. They have no concept of a work ethic and do not realize that the gubment must take from the private sector to provide all this free stuff. Throughout history great nations have come and gone. The United States after November 6, 2012, has entered a state of permanent decline. Eventually collapse will come. Suddenly the have-nots will be cut off and there will be rioting in the streets like we have seen in Greece.

My friends, have your guns and plenty of ammo ready for the fall. It will come one day.

Watcher’s Council Nominations – Post Mortum Edition

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Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday.
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This week, Right Reason, Ask Marion and The Pirate’s Cove took advantage of my generous offer of link whorage and earned honorable mention status.
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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Watcher’s Council Nominations – Scary Monsters Edition


Smart kid…he knows that with Obama, it’s all tricks and no treats for him! Especially not with $180,000 worth of debt to pay off he had no say in incurring.
Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday.
Council News:
First off, our condolences to those of our readers who got hit hard by Sandy.Some of our esteemed Council were caught in the storm as well, and here’s hoping for a swift return to normal and a speedy recovery for everyone.
This week, Ask Marion, The Pirate’s Cove, and Maggie’s Notebook took advantage of my generous offer of link whorage and earned honorable mention status with some great pieces they submitted.
You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.
Simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address ( which won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6PM PST in order to be considered for our honorable mention category. Then return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week when it comes out Wednesday morning.
It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members. while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?
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Council Submissions

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RINO Reminder


Senator Lamar Alexander is the traitorous senator from Tennessee who voted to confirm the racist judge, Sonya Sotomayor. Never again will I vote for Lamar Alexander. He is not up for re-election until 2014, but I intend to post this reminder each and every month until then. I hope he either resigns or they run a true conservative against him in the primary. I challenge my fellow bloggers to do the same if you have RINO's in your state that need to go. I may add my other senator, Bob Corker, to this reminder. I'm waiting for him to cross the aisle again and work with Dimocrats.

It is with sadness that I have added my congresswoman, Marsha Blackburn to the RINO Reminder list. She voted for the BOEHNER bill and has voted to raise the debt ceiling, thereby COMPROMISING and selling us out to the Dimocrats and the establishment Republicans. I have let congresswoman Blackburn know that I am looking forward to voting for a primary challenger against her in 2012. I hope there is one.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Halloween is Coming

The kid will need counseling when he grows up.

One More Reason to get out of the UN

Anyone with half a brain should know that the UN is made up of mostly a bunch of countries run mostly by tin-pot dictators that hate the US.

The latest story comes the Washington Free Beacon who reports that the UN Human Rights Council wants to boycott US companies that do business with Israel. Just realize that the Human Rights Council is made up mostly of Islamic countries. You gotta laugh when you put Islamic and human rights in the same sentence.

You know I really didn't care much for the final presidential debate the other night. Both candidates said the US would "stand with Israel". What exactly does that mean?

I so wish that Mitt Romney had grown a pair and declared that any attack on Israel by anyone would be equated with an attack on the United States. He should have gone on to say that the time has come to get the United States out of the UN and get the UN out of New York. He could have gone on to say that we are going to stop importing oil from the Arabs and start using our own. Let the Arabs eat sand!

I for one would have cheered, but we gotta remember, Romney is our candidate.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Watcher’s Council Nominations – Horses And Bayonets Edition


To send President Obama’s snide little comment from last night’s debate right back at him, he needs to find out how our military actually works. He could start by talking to a Marine or a soldier who’s had his or her life saved because he or she knew how to put their bayonet training to use.
Or to the men of the 10th Mountain, some of whom I’m honored to be acquainted with, who participated in an amazing but undereported endeavor known as Operation Mountain Thrust. It involved them landing by helicopter on the side of a mountain to outflank the Taliban, a position the jihadis thought was inaccessible. Horses and donkeys were used to cart supplies in on a daily basis.
Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday.
Council News:
This week, The Grouch and The Pirate’s Cove took advantage of my generous offer of link whorage and earned honorable mention status with some excellent pieces they sent in.
You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.
Simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address ( which won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6PM PST in order to be considered for our honorable mention category Then just return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week when it comes out Wednesday AM.
It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members. while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?
So, let’s see what we have this week….

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Reasons to Vote Democrat


1. I voted Democrat because I believe oil companies' profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene, but the government taxing the same gallon of gas at 15% isn't.

2. I voted Democrat because I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.


3. I voted Democrat because Freedom of Speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it.


4. I voted Democrat because I'm way too irresponsible to own a gun, and I know that my local police are all I need to protect me from murderers and thieves.


5. I voted Democrat because I believe that people who can't tell us if it will rain on Friday can tell us that the polar ice caps will melt away in ten years if I don't start driving a Prius.


6. I voted Democrat because I'm not concerned about millions of babies being aborted so long as we keep all death row inmates alive.


7. I voted Democrat because I think illegal aliens have a right to free health care, education, and Social Security benefits.


8. I voted Democrat because I believe that business should not be allowed to make profits for themselves. They need to break even and give the rest away to the government for redistribution as the Democrats see fit.


9. I voted Democrat because I believe liberal judges need to rewrite the Constitution every few days to suit some fringe kooks who would never get their agendas past the voters.


10. I voted Democrat because I think that it's better to pay billions to people who hate us for their oil, but not drill our own because it might upset some endangered beetle or gopher.


11. I voted Democrat because while we live in the greatest, most wonderful country in the world , I was promised "HOPE AND CHANGE AND A STRONG ECONOMY WITH LOW UNEMPLOYMENT".


12. I voted Democrat because my head is so firmly planted up my A__, it's unlikely that I'll ever have another point of view.


Hat tip - George Tillman Stewart, Facebook friend 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Thoughts About George McGovern

Well, the flaming liberal senator from South Dakota, George McGovern passed away last week. I had not thought much about McGovern since he lost the 1972 presidential election to Nixon 520 to 17 electoral votes.

Nixon was my first vote for president. The main reason I liked Nixon was that he was making strides toward getting us out of Vietnam. Had it not been for a lottery number of 326, I could have been drafted and ended up in that awful place.

I had not thought of this until now, but McGovern was the first looney liberal I voted against. I don't really remember a lot of the specifics of McGovern. I was young then and had a lot of other stuff on my mind, but I do remember that I did not buy most of the balderdash he was spewing.

I would be remiss if I did not mention that McGovern was a war hero. He piloted a B-24 on 35 missions over Nazi held Europe and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. For his service and heroism, I honor him and humbly thank him. This fully indicates though that military service does not necessarily qualify someone for the presidency, nor does the lack of it disqualify a candidate.

In any case, George, I hope you find peace in the afterlife.

A Good Laugh for the Day

Remember Sandra Fluke, the little liberal bimbo who got upset cause hard working people like me did not want to pay for her birth control? Well she made a campaign stop in Reno to the roar and cheers of a rowdy crowd of...........10 people! Sometimes you just gotta laugh. And the Republican's war against women rages on.
Sandra Fluke, what a babe!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

So Long Grandma, Obama Closed your Hospital

It's coming! Get ready!

Hospitals - Good Quality or just Good Surveys? You Decide!

Did you know that Medicare pays hospitals based on the “quality of care” provided by the hospital? They withhold payment to hospitals that don’t “measure up”.

Did you know that Medicare uses patient surveys to determine the quality of care provided by the hospital?

Did you know that most lay people don’t really understand many of the questions asked on these surveys as they relate to quality? Many of the surveys are also completed by family members because the patient is unable to do so.

Did you know that Medicare grades hospitals on a comparison curve and that a hospital with raw scores in the low to mid 90’s will still be penalized? Only hospitals near the 100th percentile will not be penalized. I’m told this amounts to about 3 percent of hospitals.

Did you know that Medicare requires hospitals to do these surveys at the hospital’s expense thereby raising the cost of providing healthcare?

Did you know that most hospitals, especially large ones, employ several people who’s sole purpose is to make sure the hospital receives good survey scores? This raises the cost of providing healthcare.

Did you know that most small hospitals in rural and disadvantaged areas cannot collect enough surveys to make the results statistically significant? Nevertheless, unreliable results are used by Medicare to determine payment or lack thereof.

Did you after reading the above, suspect that none of this nonsense has anything to do with quality of care but rather who is able to produce the best survey results?

Did you conclude after reading all of this that Medicare is not really interested in quality but rather is just looking for more excuses not to pay for healthcare provided for seniors?

ADDENDUM:
I forgot to ask if you knew how much tax money was wasted by Medicare trying to implement this catastrophe.  I'd like to know.

Obama Sez Gas Prices Rise as Economy Improves

Uh, oh, this lady will be first in line for the death panel.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Abortion is Criminal Murder, What Say You?


You know I am pretty much libertarian about most things. Indeed the gubment has no business sticking its nose in my business. I should be able to do pretty much anything I want to do as long as it does not infringe on the rights and liberties of another human being.

This is where I part company with most libertarians on the subject of abortion. While I believe choice is a good thing in most of life’s endeavors, I draw the line at choosing to end the life of an innocent child. I believe life begins at conception. I can’t prove this to anyone. On the other hand my belief cannot be disproven. Just because some heathen judge says life starts at the second trimester does not make it so. The Bible alludes to the fact that God already knows the souls of the unborn even before conception. Of course many don’t believe in the Bible or only accept parts of it that suit their agenda. I support your right to choose not to believe.


Lately I have had discussions with people claiming to be conservatives who say they do not believe in abortion but go on to say they think, “it is an individual thing”.


Really? It’s an individual thing? I think not. In fact I declare that abortion of the unborn at any stage is a criminal act. To say it is an individual thing in effect asserts that the life of the unborn child, although a living being with a soul, is of lesser value than that of a post partum human being. I had a face-to-face discussion the other day with a woman who held on to the “individual thing” view. I asked her if it would be also an individual thing or acceptable choice for me to shoot my neighbor in the head for playing his music too loudly.


Of course she said it was not the same thing, but I went on to suggest that she was saying the life of the unborn child was not as important as the life of my neighbor, if I could choose to end the life of one but not the other. At this point she developed a puzzled stare and the conversation ended. She realized she had been painted into a corner.
She departed with her puzzled stare and something new to think about.

Life is life and murder is murder. Every individual has a right to life. You can’t really pick and choose. For this reason I believe abortion is indeed a criminal act.


Having said that let me also say that abortion laws should be left up to the individual states and not decided by unelected federal judges. If a state chooses to legalize abortion, they will have to explain their actions one day in front of the Almighty. 

I think most subscribe to the watered down abortion stance because they have family and friends who have had abortions. They don't want to appear judgmental. Hey, that's fine with me. I don't portend to judge them either. It is not up to me. 
 
Many will be in for a shock when they stand before God and look at the faces of the unborn souls that because of their actions never were given the right to live. The good news here is that abortion, like any sin, can be forgiven.

Oh, I know most of the liberals will laugh at this notion. They after all don’t believe in a living God and a final judgment. Of course whether they believe or not will not change the temperature of hell one degree.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Death Panels are HERE

Today while working my shift in the emergency room, an old lady was brought in very sick and in fact near death. I did my usual workup and evaluation and attempted to administer life saving treatment. It was my plan to admit this woman to the hospital. I found out a little later that this same woman had been a patient here just slightly more than 2 weeks ago with a DIFFERENT DIAGNOSIS. I was told that if this woman was admitted, the hospital would not be paid.

The new Medicare rule now is that if the same Medicare patient is re-admitted to the hospital within 30 days, the hospital will not be paid. When they first started this nonsense they said this only applied to patients with the same diagnosis. Now they have "expanded" the rule to include re-admissions for any reason. So if you're in the hospital for pneumonia, and 3 weeks later, you break your leg.......too bad. Medicare will not pay the hospital to fix your leg.

A little later a man was brought in by ambulance, very sick, in pain, and near death. I did my usual evaluation and treatment, doing my best to ease pain and stabilize this man's illness. He needed to be admitted. To my chagrin I found out that he had been treated for the SAME problem at a DIFFERENT HOSPITAL about 10 days prior. If I admitted this man, our hospital would be paid nothing. I admitted the man.

My friends I am caught in a terrible position. I could have given treatment to both of these people and sent them out. There is no doubt that both of them would have died. Oh, I could also be sued for malpractice, but nobody cares about that. That's why we have insurance, right? 

My other choice is to admit the person, knowing full well that the hospital will have to absorb the cost of care without hope of remuneration. 

This is the climate we as healthcare providers find ourselves in today. How many small and struggling hospitals will survive under such ludicrous payment schemes? Indeed many facilities will close their doors. Many doctors will retire early or simply go do something else. As more and more are added to the Obamacare rolls, there will be less and less access. People will get sicker and yes, people will die because of it.

I had a sick and sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach today after both of these incidents. We have a good hospital. Our nurses, technicians, and support staff work very hard and they deserve to be paid for their efforts. I am not so worried about myself as I am near retirement, but I worry for all the younger folks in the healthcare business and I worry about our seniors who are in the long run going to be sacrificed as the government implements cost cutting shenanigans to cover up their broken promise made way back in 1964.

Folks, this is a nightmare!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Watcher’s Council Nominations – Post Debate Edition


Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday.
This week’s contest is dedicated to Mitt Romney, for grace under pressure and for coming out on top in a two on one.
Council News:
This week, Right Truth , Maggie’s Notebook and The Pirate’s Cove took advantage of my generous offer of link whorage and earned honorable mention status.
You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.
Simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address ( which won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6PM PST in order to be considered for our honorable mention category, and return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week.
It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members. while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?
So, let’s see what we have this week….

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Mr. Hamilton Died 4 Days Ago

Got a call a few minutes ago:

CALLER: May I speak to Mr. Hamilton?

ME: Who's calling?

CALLER: The Mitt Romney campaign.

ME: This is Mr. Hamilton's brother. Mr. Hamilton passed away 4 days ago.

CALLER: Oh, well I'm very sorry. Have you decided who you're supporting in November?

ME: Well, I have not really been thinking about it very much.

CALLER: Well, this call is paid for by the Mitt Romney campaign and I hope you'll keep us in mind in the near future....blah......blah......blah......

CLICK

I was surprised he did not ax me for a donation. How's that for some heartfelt condolences?

Homework Banned in Public Skools!

There is a blithering communist idiot in charge of France named François Hollande. I just read that this guy wants to ban homework in the schools. Well now I betcha all your little moochers at home would be thrilled to hear about this, but you want to guess the reason for Hollande's lunacy?

He says it is UNFAIR that some of the kids don't have parents that will help them with homework while other kids do! Boys and girls, I can't make this stuff up. Yes, my friends, in the name of fairness, we're going to ban homework in the schools and make sure all the kids are equally ignorant.

At the same time, investors are fleeing France and taking their money elsewhere because of rocketing tax rates. France's business federation has predicted a "grave economic crisis".

I can't feel too sorry for the French, after all, they voted for this guy. If you're going to be this stupid, you deserve what you get.

The only reason I mention this is because our glorious incumbent messiah believes in "fairness" He wants to raise tax rates on those making over $250K per year, not because the extra revenue will solve our debt issues, but rather because those rich bastards need to pay "their fair share" Yes, it's all about fairness. He wants to level the playing field.

If any of you reading are still thinking of voting for Obama, you really need to wise up and get a clue.
The communist idiot, François Hollande

Honey Boo Boo Endorses Obama

Ladies and gentlemen, if you're still sitting on the fence about whom to vote for in November, take heart! The highly intelligent Honey Boo Boo (and I would also assume her family), have endorsed Barack Hussein Obama for president.

My friends, how can you still be undecided? These people are obviously the cream of the crop among Democrats! It's time to hop on the Hope and Change Train now! Go HERE to check it out.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Michael Vick Gets a Dog

Yes, you heard it, boys and girls. Michael Vick has a dog. This is akin to putting out a fire with gasoline, or raising the debt ceiling for Obama. My only hope is that the dog bites off his throwing hand. Perhaps Philadelphia will finish last in their division.......not likely with Dallas and Washington in there.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Benghazi Terrorism Would not be an Issue if not for Romney

That's right, If it were not for Mitt Romney, this whole thing in Benghazi would not have become a political issue. You remember the Benghazi massacre don't you? It was all caused by a video uh caused by a preplanned Al Qaeda attack on the 11th anniversary of 9-11. Obama denied it. Our ambassador to the UN denied it. All the while the head guy in Libya confirmed it was a terrorist attack. Yes a terrorist attack on sovereign US soil on Obama's watch.

That vile Mitt Romney! That vile Paul Ryan! They should not be talking about such things in front of the American people! Shame on them for telling the truth!

Can you believe it?

No Sign of the Times

Sweet Wifey and I frequently take nice long motorcycle rides through the country and many of the surrounding small towns. We have both noticed the relative lack of Presidential yard signs. There are plenty of signs displaying preferences for local races such as sheriff, mayor, or tax assessor but very few for president.

The few that we have seen are Romney/Ryan signs. I don't remember seeing any Obama signs, although I have seen a couple of Obama bumper stickers. Hopefully this is a sign that people in Tennessee display overall good sense. I guess it could be that Tennessee is not considered a swing state and there just aren't that many signs to be had. No, the Volunteer State will go red once again and that is fine by me.

Just think of all the trees that have died to make these goofy campaign signs.

What is Wrong with Single Women?

Below are the results of a recent IBD/TIPP poll taken.Now I tend to take all of these poll results with a grain of salt, but if you'll scroll down and look at the numbers, I have a few questions:
                      Obama          Romney      Not Sure

OVERALL
43.7%
48.7%
6.1%
REGION
Northeast
49%
42%
9%
Midwest
47%
47%
4%
South
40%
54%
5%
West
43%
46%
9%
AGE
18-44
50%
44%
6%
45-64
40%
51%
7%
65+
37%
54%
5%
GENDER
Male
36%
57%
6%
Female
50%
42%
6%
RACE
White
34%
58%
7%
Black/Hispanic
82%
13%
3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Under 30K
50%
44%
5%
30K-50K
46%
49%
4%
50-75K
41%
48%
11%
75K+
44%
51%
5%
PARTY
Democrats
86%
7%
5%
Republicans
3%
95%
1%
Ind./Other
34%
54%
12%
INVESTOR CLASS
Yes
44%
50%
6%
No
44%
47%
7%
AREA TYPE
Urban
48%
43%
7%
Suburban
47%
46%
6%
Rural
34%
58%
6%
WHITE
White men
28%
64%
6%
White women
39%
52%
7%
BLACK/HISPANIC
Black*
91%
6%
3%
Hispanic*
64%
30%
4%
WOMEN
Single women
58%
37%
5%
Married women
43%
47%
8%
EDUCATION
High School
41%
47%
9%
Some College
42%
52%
5%
College Degree+
46%
48%
5%
IDEOLOGY
Conservative
18%
76%
5%
Moderate
54%
37%
8%
Liberal
89%
4%
5%
HOUSEHOLD DESCRIPTION
Upper/Upper Middle
52%
41%
7%
Middle
41%
51%
5%
Working
40%
50%
8%
Lower*
50%
45%
6%
RELIGION
Protestant
35%
60%
5%
Catholic
43%
46%
6%
Other Christian
40%
56%
3%
Jewish*
47%
25%
28%
Other*
51%
36%
11%
None
67%
27%
5%
UNION HOUSEHOLD
Yes
59%
33%
6%
No
41%
51%
6%
2008 VOTE
Obama
83%
9%
8%
McCain
2%
94%
4%
First of all, look at age in the 65+ range. Romney has a big lead. In spite of the scare Democrat tactics of doing away with Social Security and Mediscare, seniors for the most part are smart enough to realize that no plan is a bad plan.

Look at Household Income. Romney has a lead in every category except with those making under 30K per year and even then, Obama's lead is not that great. Hmmmm, I thought the Democrats were telling us that Romney's plans would destroy the middle class. I guess someone is not buying it. Strangely under "Household Description Upper/Upper middle" Obama enjoys a lead. I'm not sure what "Household description" is.

 The most interesting category is one of "WOMEN". Single woman break for Obama 58 to 37 percent, while married women go with Romney 47 to 43 percent. What is it about single women? Do they have a dependent mentality? Are they single for the same reasons they are liberal? Has attachment to a husband tempered the liberal view of many of them? I just don't know. I'd like to hear some reasons for this.

Lastly, look at RELIGION. All Christian believers break for Romney with protestants giving him a 60 percent majority. I would have thought Catholics might have been number 1, but then again it has been my experience that overall, Catholics are more liberal than Protestants. I guess if you have to choose between liberalism and Christian beliefs, you're gonna go with liberalism. For the same reason, I guess, Jews choose Obama 47 to 25 percent. This to me is bizarre since Obama has turned his back on Israel and has sided with those bent on the destruction of the same. Those with no religion choose Obama 67 to 27 percent. No surprise there.

Polls are polls. They may be completely different next week. I am looking forward to the next presidential debate on foreign policy. With the recent terrorist disaster in Benghazi, Romney has a chance to stick the knife in deep and twist it, if he just will. Obama's and the State Department's refusal to secure our embassy is indefensible. The coverup is criminal.